- The Crisis
- Name Changers
1.7 million children under the age of five died from vaccine-preventable diseases in 2008.
Every 30 seconds a child dies from malaria.
Measles, diarrhea, and malaria are all preventable or treatable, yet are three of the biggest causes of death among children worldwide.
An average of 1 million die each year from malaria.
91% of malaria deaths occur in Africa, and 1 in 5 (20%) of childhood deaths are a result of the disease.
Each year, approximately 1.5 million deaths occur among young children due to diarrheal related issues.
15 million children have been orphaned due to HIV/AIDS.
Every day, over 7,000 persons became infected with HIV and about 5,000 people died from AIDS, mostly because of inadequate access to HIV prevention care and treatment services.
*Statistics provide by: World Health Organization (WHO), Unicef, Malaria No More, CDC